I was Hon Editor from 1985-2007, and also co-edited volume 24 of our Conference Transactions on Alban and St Albans. Although my main field of interest and academic research has been in Roman Art, especially gemstones and sculpture, with a particular expertise in the art and culture of Roman Britain on which I have lectured and taught in Oxford and elsewhere and have also written about in several books. I have had a lifelong passion for Medieval –and later- Art and have enjoyed the many conferences I have attended, which while concentrating on the Middle Ages have frequently included both Roman and early Modern subjects. I have always emphasised that Charles Roach Smith, one of the founders of the BAA, has a claim to be the finest student of Romano-British archaeology of the 19th century and that the BAA is a society for everyone interested in Historical Archaeology in its very widest sense.
Outside archaeology I am involved with various animal organisations including the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and having been ordained a couple of years ago I have in my especial care two very small Romanesque churches in West Oxford.